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“The ancient clock in the Land of Dreams struck thirteen, and the dreams, now free, soared back to Earth under first vesper’s light …" And so begins “The Thirteenth Hour,” a tale about dreams and wishes, wild hearts and childhood promises, and the quest to find the unsung hero that lies in all of us. It's also a story for everyone who has been told to get their heads out of the clouds and stop daydreaming. In this fairy tale for adults, a young man named Logan goes on a quest accompanied by ...
 
Mark Dawson is a best selling self-published author on multiple platforms including Amazon and Kobo. He is the author of the John Milton thriller series and its spin-off Beatrix Rose. In addition, he’s written several ‘Soho Noir' novels. Mark’s breakthrough came when he developed a marketing strategy for promoting and selling his books. His swift success enabled him to quit his 9 to 5 job and he has generated gross revenues of more than a million dollars in less than five years. Mark has bec ...
 
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Self Publishing Insiders

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Self Publishing Insiders

Draft2Digital, Kevin Tumlinson, Mark Leslie Lefebvre, Dan Wood

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Brought to you from the indie author experts at Draft2Digital! Each week, Self Publishing Insiders features an interview with a new guest, covering self-publishing topics from writing and craft to marketing and promoting your books, and anything that can help you build and grow your author career. Learn about new tools, new software, new markets—and of course, all the inside information that D2D can provide! This show features interviews taken from our live D2D Spotlight, available on YouTub ...
 
Welcome to Read It With Whiskey, an interview podcast highlighting self-published authors. The purpose behind this podcast is to help authors grow their audience, while also introducing readers to their new favorite author. This podcast is raw and unedited, and includes exclusive information from the authors about their books; including behind the scenes character, plot line, and setting inspiration stories. Let's get to know the person behind the page. Sit back, sip some whiskey, and lean i ...
 
Helping storytellers ditch the starving artist cliché and thrive. Whether you want to write a book, harness the transformational power of journaling, or use storytelling to make more money, we've got the tools to help you go from part-time dreamer to full-time writer. Find all the resources you need to make money as a writer at BusinessSchoolForWriters.com.
 
Welcome to Kingdom Writers where CJ and Shelley Hitz are passionate about equipping and empowering Christian writers of all genres to share their unique gifts with the world. This podcast is filled with spiritual encouragement as well as prayers to help you overcome the resistance you face as a writer. Your story matters! We believe that you have a specific role to play in the kingdom of heaven to impact lives for eternity. And because of this, we will pour out our lives encouraging writers ...
 
Write With Impact is the podcast for writers seeking to take their writing to the next level. Hosted by writer and digital entrepreneur Glenn Leibowitz, Write With Impact features actionable strategies, tips, and resources to help you hone your writing, build an audience, and have more impact. Each week, Glenn interviews successful writers, from best-selling authors, widely-read bloggers, and senior journalists, to content marketers, podcasters, and more. In addition to weekly interviews, Gl ...
 
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San Francisco Writers Conference Podcast

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San Francisco Writers Conference Podcast

SFWC: Authors on Books, Writing, Reading, Publishing, and more

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RELAUNCHING Friday, March 5, 2021, the San Francisco Writers Conference Podcast features author Matthew Felix in conversation with fellow writers about craft, commerce, and community. [o] Music credit: Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod; Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3788-funkorama; License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
 
Elite Expert Insider podcast. Educate, inspire and motivate entrepreneurs, innovators and growth seekers. Hosts Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster, owners of Elite Online Publishing, will bring you conversations from business, personal development to health and fitness. They will chat with special guests, industry leaders, authors, business and marketing experts and just darn interesting people. It’s the show that will up your game!
 
The podcast that helps authors make sense of all the social media marketing options out there and gives practical tips on how to sell more books and build loyal fans with social media. Based on award-winning marketer Chris Syme's 20+ years in marketing and bestselling indie author Becca Syme's self-publishing journey, the show features successful self-published authors and book marketing experts weekly.
 
Chris Jones teaches authors to think like publishers and promote like marketers. Each week, he highlights a different facet of the writing and self-publishing business. His goal: to equip authors and writers with the tools they need to get the recognition they deserve. Past guests have included Joanna Penn, John David Mann, Toby Neal, JV Crum III, Nathan Chan, and Mark Minard.
 
Helping indie authors successfully write, market, & self-publish their books and make a living with their writing. In this show, Ella interviews successful authors who share their best writing, marketing, and mindset secrets. You'll hear from them about topics such as making time to write, tools to succeed as an indie author, exactly what steps they took to achieve their self-publishing success.
 
Learn how to write a book that grows your business. Every week, I interview your favorite authors - the most successful authors on the planet - to see how they write & launch their books and to learn how they use books to grow their business. I’m your host, Chandler Bolt - CEO of Self Publishing School / SelfPublishing.com and the host of the 7 Figure Principles Podcast. New episode every Wednesday.
 
Let's nerd out where writing, psychology, and business success overlap! On this show, we look at how to ethically apply psychological principles of persuasion. You'll learn compelling copy tips to improve your writing of all lengths for biz. And you'll be ready to become a #1 bestselling published author on Amazon (faster, easier, and cheaper than you thought possible) and make money with your books as you grow your exposure and business. Join host Laura Petersen (a.k.a. @LaptopLaura) a tall ...
 
On the Writership Podcast, professional book editors Leslie Watts critiques five pages of fiction from writers who are, or soon hope to be, traditionally or independently published. The submissions come from actual authors who understand they may need help seeing the flaws in their stories and are brave enough to share this experience so that you might improve your writing too.
 
Everybody Hates Self-Publishing explores the good, the bad and the ugly of creating and producing your own work. Self-published authors will find advice on writing, book marketing and getting your book in bookstores. Aspiring writers will learn about being an indie publisher: Being an entrepreneur, creating your own DIY publishing house and thriving as an indie publisher means connecting with readers, booksellers and librarians and competing in a market that favors traditional publishing. Ho ...
 
STORM THE GATES OF PUBLISHING with VP and literary agent Amanda Luedeke and novelist Charis Crowe. Teaming up to talk about both sides of publishing (self-publishing and traditional), Amanda and Charis share their combined twenty years of experience in the industry from both sides of the desk. They offer a glimpse behind the "gates" as they share the realities, opportunities, and difficulties of the publishing world. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor and Luedek ...
 
Over 80% of Americans want to write a book, yet less than one percent ever succeed. Why is that? People often believe the task is too daunting, or they put off getting started. Well, we are here to tell you that it can be done! We will show you how to write, publish, and promote your new book! Each episode is an interview with a newly published author who shares their tips and suggestions on how you can publish the book of your dreams. If this podcast is not what you are seeking, please shar ...
 
Join Penny Sansevieri and Amy Cornell for fun and frank discussions packed with clever ideas and easy-to-implement book marketing strategies! Designed to help self-published authors and traditionally published authors at any level, the Book Marketing Tips and Author Success Podcast will definitely inspire you with new ideas for how to sell books and grow your platform. Subscribe today and take that next step toward a more successful, long-term book marketing plan!
 
Are you ready to increase your book sales, and hit the bestseller list consistently? Welcome to the Book Marketing Show, where in this weekly podcast Dave Chesson will not only show you some of the best book sales tactics but also bring on top-notch guests to show how each tactic taught here was a game changer for their books and how it can be for yours as well. Having created one of the largest websites on book marketing, Kindlepreneur.com, he’s also been a book-marketing consultant for top ...
 
Expert Authority Effect™ Interviews is the Top 100 Entrepreneurship podcast where 2x #1 International Best Selling Author, Speaker & CEO Mario Fachini interviews industry leading authors & experts who have created the Expert Authority Effect™ along their entrepreneurial journey, and share how you can too. Now's YOUR time, so prepare to shine! YOU are the Expert Authority Effect™ :)
 
The Naked Eye Podcast is a show designed to help people learn how to see clearly with the naked eye. No glasses, no contacts, no laser eye surgeries… just natural vision improvement. Together we’ll explore the holistic side of eyecare and how natural alternatives like the Bates Method, Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork and more can give you healthier eyes, which leads to better eyesight and insight. Nathan Oxenfeld will be teaching you natural vision tips and vision enhancement practices, coverin ...
 
Welcome to the Get Published Podcast, where we help people get published with a proven system that works! Give us 15 minutes and we will give you a great podcast. Join 15-time bestselling author and book publisher, Paul Brodie as he discusses with his guest, every step of the author journey, to help you with the writing, publishing and marketing of your book.
 
Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform building online. You will hear from experts on list-building, connecting through Twitter, and how to utilize Facebook. But tools for building an audience would feel empty without a little inspiration, so these training episodes are balanced with inspirational interviews with writers who share their creative process, ups and downs, and how they have dealt with success or failure. Kirsten Oliphant is ...
 
Book Year is a podcast dedicated to helping women write their books and heal their stories. Writing Coach and Founder of For Women Who Roar, Megan Febuary explores the power of writing, creativity, and stories our bodies tell. With inspiring writing prompts, meditations, and interviews with authors, you will find no shortage of inspiration for your Book Year.
 
Real Talk With Tian, hosted by Tian Connaughton of TianConnaughton.com and the creator of Pattern Partnership, is a podcast about the realities of living a creative life. I am a business-woman currently making a living as a designer, tech editor, course creator, and author. This podcast is for designers, makers, artists, and creative. In each episode, I will share tips, advice, insights, and things I’ve learned the hard way so you don’t have to. So join Tian with the real talk on Thursdays. ...
 
Host Liz Nierzwicki brings forth expert tips in nutrition, exercise science, yoga and psychology. Tune in to hear tips, research, and fun interviews with industry's top health experts, fitness guru's, best-selling authors and other life coaching experts to give you the most practical ways to improve your life. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/figurefit/support
 
Whether you're a seasoned author or beginning writer... Subscribe and tune into WritersLife.org radio to get the latest news, tips and resources needed to take your love of writing to the next level, get published or simply generate an income from. Subscribe now, plus be sure to claim your free Writer's Toolkit by visiting our site at http://www.WritersLife.org/podcast-gift/ Writer's Life Radio - The Only Show for Authors and Writers, by Authors and Writers
 
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“Find out what you really like doing and have the courage to do it.” - Rusty Gailliard Today’s featured author is Speaker and Transformational Coach, Rusty Gailliard. Rusty and I have an inspirational chat about being around the right people that will challenge you, becoming an entrepreneur after leaving a great job, and more!!! Key Thing’s You’ll …
 
“Even though you woke up today, you’re not promised to live out the rest of this day.” – Darius Bradley Sr. Today’s bonus motivational episode features 3 of the total 17 authors from the bestselling book, “The Impact Of Influence Vol. 2: Using Your Influence To Create A Life Of Impact”. We talked about the inspiration behind this project, pushing t…
 
* Jeff Greenwald is a photojournalist, author, and stage performer whose experiences in Asia have framed his style of travel writing. His six books include the best-selling Shopping for Buddhas (recently republished in a 25th anniversary edition), The Size of the World (for which he created the first international travel blog), and Snake Lake, a tr…
 
“It doesn’t matter so much what I think about something. It doesn’t matter what I believe about something. It matters what I do in relationship with that something.” - Claude AnShin Thomas Today’s featured bestselling author is Purple Heart Vietnam Veteran, ordained Zen Buddhist monk, and the founder of the Zaltho Foundation, Claude AnShin Thomas. …
 
This time of year, especially, we hear a lot about gratitude and being grateful. But incorporating gratitude is also a highly underutilized strategy for long-term success. In this episode we uncover some creative ways to say "thank you" not just this time of year, but all year long, and how it strengthens the overall effectiveness of your marketing…
 
“What can I do to help you?” Elisha asked. “Tell me, what do you have in the house?” - 2 Kings 4:2a (NLT) Have you ever been in a situation where it was difficult to make ends meet? When there was more month than money? Where the butter was spread way too thin on that slice of bread? Running on fumes and coasting into the gas station is a regular o…
 
From NFL Standout, to Screenplay writer, and now bestselling author...today's guest Bo Eason is an inspiring example of what it looks like to reinvent yourself and achieve excellence in multiple fields. In this interview we talk about: -How he writes his books & screenplays while running 10 miles (and how you can write while running) -What he learn…
 
Bestselling and award winning paranormal romance author Lisa Kessler joins us on the podcast today to discuss her writing process and how she uses tarot cards as a tool to help with writer’s block and character development. Lisa also talks to us about why she loves writing in the paranormal genre, her career as a hybrid author, and what changes she…
 
Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! Welcome to Season 2, Episode 10 of the podcast! We are speaking with Patrick Johns, author of Junkland. In this interview, Pat and I chat about the stories that influenced his series, the side characters within Junkland and how important side characters can be, and how living in…
 
Episode 097 / Romance author Theodora Taylor, author of 7 Figure Fiction: How to Use Universal Fantasy to Sell Your Books to Anyone, joins us this week. She shares her top tips for new authors and she breaks down the universal fantasies of four movies: Beauty and The Beast, Knives Out, Notting Hill, and Crazy Rich Asians. Show notes: Why your writi…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #328: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as We Talk About DnD and Red Sonja (1985) https://archive.org/download/podcast-328/Podcast%20328.mp3 This week, my brother, Jeremy, rejoins the show to talk about movie we watched a fair amount as a kid, 1985’s Red Sonja. Neither of us had seen it in decades and we honestly weren’t expec…
 
“If you tell a story in the right way, it really has an impact.” – Ira Rosen Today’s featured international bestselling author is A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, former senior producer of Primetime Live with Diane Sawyer, and winner of 24 Emmys, 4 DuPont Awards, two RFK Awards, and two Peabodys, Ira Rosen. Ira and I talk about his boo…
 
In this episode, Jeff and Laura answer questions about writing realistic dialogue and manipulating the speed of a scene. At the end of the conversation, they release the dates for the 2022 mini-conferences! Witty Banter starts at 34 seconds. Questions #1 starts at 9 minutes 30 seconds. Questions #2 starts at 40 minutes 30 seconds. Special Release o…
 
Charis discusses her main takeaways from the 20Booksto50k 2021 indie publishing conference in Vegas. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-publ…
 
“Getting rid of stuff can help you grow.” – Chris Lovett Today’s featured author is minimalist, simplicity coach, speaker, and music geek, Chris Lovett. Chris and I talk about his book, “Discovery of LESS: How I Found Everything I Wanted Underneath Everything I Owned”, the benefits of whole life decluttering and more!! Key Thing’s You’ll Learn: Why…
 
In this episode, Certified Bates Method Teacher, Nathan Oxenfeld interviews Claudia Muehlenweg who is also a Certified Bates Method Teacher! They discuss the role of relaxation in the vision healing journey, and various physical, mental, and emotional ways to achieve relaxation of the eyes, mind, and body. Follow Claudia on Instagram @holisticvisio…
 
Unknown fiction authors need to stop planning their marketing efforts around national media, television shows and big name podcast and radio interviews. Fiction isn’t “news” unless the author is a household name. But don't get discouraged, there are great opportunities for new or unknown fiction authors and we will explain how to make the magic hap…
 
“Just because you’re a Christian doesn’t mean your child can’t become addicted to drugs.” – Laura Stack Today’s featured NY Times Bestselling Author is award-winning keynote speaker and noted authority on team and personal productivity, Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE. Laura and I talk about the tragedy of losing her son to high-THC marijuana in 2019, …
 
“Get some of your stories out there no matter what.” – Jill Vanderwood Today’s featured bonus award-winning author is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and speaker, Jill Vanderwood. Jill and I talk about her story in the bestselling book, “Mayhem to Miracles”, her process for choosing which story to submit for the book and more!!! Key Thing…
 
In a recent blog post, D2D’s own Kevin Tumlinson wrote about “5 Common Questions Authors Ask” (find that post here: http://d2d.tips/5authorqs). In this episode of Self Publishing Insiders the D2D team talks about the questions they get the most, and answers questions from our live audience! //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Caree…
 
Yes! It is time to talk about all the "nice" platforms that you can sell your book on. But (...there's always a "BUT!") this time I wanted to brag about the platform that I am a part of, "BOOK SELFIE" Cool platform to sell all formats of your books; Print, Audio and eBooks. And guess what, they even started offering POD. aahhh... one more thing! of…
 
Do you have fear of marketing your book because you wonder what other people will think of you? Do you worry that they will think you are being self-promotional, greedy, or prideful? If so, you’re not alone. In this episode, we have some encouragement for you regarding marketing. “What you do is between you and God. What other people think about wh…
 
Episode 096 / Troy Lambert, author, editor, freelance writer, and lead educator for Plottr joins us this week. We had a wide-ranging conversation including what he’s learned from interviewing authors who use Plottr. Troy also gives some out of the box tips for getting your books in bookstores. Intro links: Jami’s talk, What I Wish I’d Known about I…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #327: Toymaking Updates and Reading The Howard the Duck Movie Novelization Part 14 https://archive.org/download/podcast-327/Podcast%20327.mp3 This week, we’re discussing a few toymaking updates and reading the next section of the Howard the Duck novelization. Some toymaking stuff first: I recently finished the resin hove…
 
“You don’t do inclusion, you create inclusion.” – Annemarie Shrouder Today’s featured author is international speaker, workshop facilitator, poet, and consultant, Annemarie Shrouder. Annemarie and I talk about her book, some D&I terms that you may not have heard yet, and more!!! Key Thing’s You’ll Learn: How Annemarie became a D&I expert. What “oth…
 
In this episode, Jeff and Dennis give you a glimpse into what book coaching is like. At the time of this recording, Jeff and Dennis have been working on a book together for three months. Jeff and Dennis look at two scenes together and talk about the emotional flow of the scene. We talk about building emotions in a scene and thinking about the flow …
 
Slow and steady book sales are better than that two-day spike on Amazon. The Gatecrashers discuss why. Amanda Luedeke is literary agent and Vice President at MacGregor & Luedeke, where she has agented since 2009. Charis Crowe is a marketer and freelancer who spent nearly ten years at the gates of publishing before deciding to launch her own self-pu…
 
“Don’t let fear masquerade as wisdom.” – Angel Aviles Today’s featured international bestselling author is mom, former actress, fighter for justice, transformational life coach, and Latinx influencer, Angel Aviles. Angel and I have a conversation about her journey to full wellness, becoming a full-time entrepreneur, and more!! Key Thing’s You’ll Le…
 
In this episode, Patrick Belcher talks about his new book "Fundraising Is" and shares tips, advice, and guidance for nonprofits and how his book can help them find organizational success., Patrick Belcher instructs local non-profit organizations on how to consistently raise money. His passion is to guide charities in developing a long-term strategy…
 
“Our healing and our ability to move forward is in having the hard conversation.” – Dr. Brad Johnson Today’s featured bestselling author is father, husband, influential Bible Teacher, Communication Practitioner, and Kingdom Writer, Rev. Dr. Brad Johnson, LSSBB, CSM. Dr. Brad and I have a conversation about the importance of authentic communication,…
 
Jeff Putnam, founder of Rugged Legacy Grooming Supply Co., chats with D2D’s Kevin Tumlinson about the importance of everyday writing and how developing writing skills can help propel your life and career. Find Jeff and his work at ruggedlegacygrooming.com. //Draft2Digital is where you start your Indie Author Career// Looking for your path to self-p…
 
It's great to have goals, but is there a trick to creating book marketing and sales goals that produce results? Indeed there is! We discuss how to create great goals that will help drive real success AND why brainstorming can be problematic when it's not done strategically. November promotion: Want Penny to promote your book to her thousands of eng…
 
Author Silvia Davis wrote a humorous memoir about her life growing up in a large family. As part of the promotional campaign for her book, Silvia contacted her local Barnes and Noble and was given the opportunity for an in-store book signing. With the help of Facebook Live and her outgoing personality, Silvia was able to sell out the Barnes and Nob…
 
In the previous episode, I explained both of the publishing methods. In this episode, I am going deeper to explain the difference between the Traditional Publishing and Self-Publishing. ...and as usual, the episode is full of jokes and funnies about you know who :) 1:47 Book Submission Period 4:31 No Initial Investment 5:38 Royalties 7:54 Advance 9…
 
In this episode, we have some encouragement for you regarding publishing a book that has Biblical undertones without being too preachy. This was a question asked by someone during our 2021 Kingdom Writers Conference. Did you miss the conference? If so, you can still get all 15 presentations as well as 13 bonus training in the all-access pass here: …
 
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